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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday offered a blisteringly tone deaf rationalization for why melting Arctic Ice is a good thing the day after the United Nations issued another devastating report on the destruction of Earth's ecosystems.

On Monday, the UN released the conclusions of the most comprehensive study ever on the effects humans are having on Earth's habitats. The 1,500-page assessment states that nearly a million species are at risk of extinction and that that human activity is decimating wildlife at a catastrophic rate.

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